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General News of Saturday, 5 May 2018

Source: citinewsroom.com

Government has no guidelines for rolled - out policies – Mahama

Former President John Dramani Mahama has slammed government for what he describes as its decision to roll out policies without a clear-cut plan.

The NPP government has so far initiated a number of policies including Planting for Food and Jobs and the Free SHS policy among others since it took power in 2016.

The former President, however, insists these policies were not accompanied with specific guidelines on their implementation, a situation he believes threatens their success.

“There are many other things that this government is doing in an adhoc manner. It is as if they are governing in a manner called government as you go because for every programme that is rolled out, there is no policy, there is no guideline and that is the problem. You[Government] just dream of something.

“Even the promises that you made before the election you have not fulfilled. You [Government] are struggling. I watched a video recently and they spoke about 1 million dollars per constituency per year. Now today, we are told it was a mere thought…” said the former President at the NDC’s latest unity walk in the Upper East Region.

This is the 9th edition of the NDC’s unity walk aimed at uniting the party’s rank and file across the country after its defeat in the 2016 general elections.

NPP gov’t can’t take criticisms

The former President also described the government as one that “ cannot take criticism.”

Drawing a comparison between him and political opponents Mr. Mahama said: “When you offer any decision they call you all kinds of unprintable names but I was not brought up to use unprintable names against my political opponents. The language you use in your political discourse is a reflection on your upbringing. If you were brought up well it must reflect in the language you use in your political discourse.”